CIRCULARÂ Â Â Â 2012HOC0471MW
23 August 2012
TO:Â Â Â ALL MEMBERS
Pay 2012: membersâ€™ consultation
The Executive Council met this week (21 August) to consider the latest developments in relation to pay. You will recall from circular 2012HOC0429MW that a major stumbling block in our discussion was the Employersâ€™ objection to any form of consultation with FBU members by the Union. The Executive Council agreed that any such apparent interference in our processes was unacceptable and on this basis discussions were stalled.
Subsequent discussions by the National Joint Council (NJC) Joint Secretaries have made some progress on this issue and the Executive Council was able to discuss mechanisms by which such consultation might take place.
As a result of this discussion, the Executive Council has agreed to consult members by means of a postal ballot on the proposals which have been discussed by the NJC Joint Secretaries. The details of these discussions and the proposals which arise from them will be set out in the circular accompanying the ballot. This circular is merely to give notice of the process and to encourage members to participate in the ballot process. All members should expect a ballot paper and accompanying information shortly. This will be sent to home addresses. If in any doubt, members should ensure home address details are up-to-date.
Obviously it is important that all members participate in this process so that the views of members are fully reflected in the outcome.